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Questions and Answers
Baldness has started showing on my head, so also hair is getting white. My age is 65?
I wish to remove my baldness or at least stop it from spreading any further
Baldness and white hair are a normal part of aging and for the most part, it is a genetic process that can start anytime after puberty. According to the American Hair Loss Association, two thirds of males will have lost some hair by the age of 35 and by the age of 50, about 85 percent of males have thinner hair. This means that if you have started losing your hair after age sixty then you are luckier than most.
Hair loss is caused by an excessive production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) which causes hair follicles to grow smaller. However, even though you have a predisposition towards hair loss there are some things you can do to prevent balding from getting worse including minimizing your stress, staying away from lean muscle building products that contain DHEA, scalp inflammation, poor nutrition and not getting enough sleep.
White hair is caused when hair follicles no longer produce melanin, which is the pigment that colors it. This is also determined by genetics and it can happen at age twenty. To decrease your chances of it getting whiter increase your intake of Vitamin B, quit smoking and make sure that you eat an overall nutritious diet that is full of fresh vegetables and organic proteins.
Why does hair become white at a younger age?
How to change white back to black hair
Premature graying of the hair hits people who are in their 20's. It is common and but natural for individuals to experience graying of hair when in their mid-30's especially for white people, African-Americans usually go gray in their 40's, while Asians have it in their late 30's. Generally, most individuals will have graying hair once they reach their 50's. Whitening or graying of hair occurs when the hair follicles stop melanin production which affects hair pigmentation.
Here are some of the common factors that cause graying of hair at an early age:
- Smoking. In Dr. Mosley's 1996 study conducted in England, he noted a correlation between smoking and premature graying of hair as well as hair loss.
- Heredity. If you have a lineage for premature graying of hair, then you will most probably inherit the genes which cause early cessation of melanin production.
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency. People who have a condition called pernicious anemia have some difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 which can cause early graying of hair.
- Hypothyroidism. One of the side-effects of this thyroid disorder is premature graying of hair due to a deficiency in the natural production of thyroid hormone in the body.
You can easily correct premature graying of hair by using a variety of hair products such as having highlights, permanent color, semi-permanent color, and airbrush hair makeup that you can easily wash off with shampoo.
Hello I am 38 years old, I am getting white hair!
Treatment for changing white hair to black, food habits for that too
Treatments such as the juice of a red onion and aloe vera applied to the hair can help with slowing the process of gray hair. For food habits, you will want to consume foods high in folic acid. Spinach, kale, oranges, avocados, most legumes and seeds like pumpkin and sunflower are all high in folic acid. You can also take a folic acid supplement.
It is not unusual to experience some gray hair at 38. Start using the onion juice and concentrate on the areas that are turning gray.
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